Whew! This "week" of fun giveaways and freebies is coming to an end. I use the term "week" loosely, because it has been such a crazy busy time, I got a little behind. :-(
So originally I had asked 6 bloggers to donate something to my giveaway, but I never received a response from the last one. So today, Day 7, I am just going to go ahead and tell you about myself instead. I'm going to play a game called 2 Truths and A Lie. I am going to list 3 things about myself. You have to guess which one is the lie! Leave a comment with your guess. I will choose one of the people who get the answer correct to win one item from my TPT store. :-)
1. I am one of 24 grandchildren on my Dad's side of the family. Out of the 24 of us, there are only 4 girls.
2. My first car was a 1997 Toyota Corolla that I nicknamed Yoda.
3. I live in a house that is called a "shotgun". It was built in 1900.
I will post the winner, and the answer, sometime tomorrow! (I hope! This pesky thing called "life" keeps getting in my way!)
It is also time for the August Currently. I wonder how it is already August...
Most of these are pretty self-explanatory.
Loving- I have been working on a little patio "mini makeover" this summer, trying to make things cute and cohesive. I will have to post pictures as soon as I get it finished. It is so much fun hanging out there right now! I still have a lot of things to do, but I love going out there and swinging on my swing!
Thinking- I am a total night owl. I have been staying up late and sleeping in every day. It has been great! I have also been babysitting the CUTEST little 3 month old. I am going to miss taking care of her when school starts. Too bad it doesn't pay enough to do full time! :-(
(I took this today when I was working in my classroom. She loved being able to sit up in the saucer chair!)
Needing- I haven't been to the beach for 3 years now. For those of you who have never been, or haven't been in awhile, you must be rolling your eyes. But I am DYING to go on a trip of some sort. I haven't been on vacation for 3 years. I want to go to the beach. Or just to a different city. Anywhere that isn't Cincinnati, because I grew up there and that isn't vacation. :-) (I go there all the time to visit my parents). I just need to get out of here and relax! I don't have anybody to go on a trip with, though. :-( Pathetic.
B2S Must Haves- I bought my first set of Flair pens this summer, after listening to lots of other teachers talk about how they LOVE theirs. OMG they are amazing! I bought 2 sets, because Staples had their Flair Pens on sale this week for $10. Yep, $10 for a 12 pack of Flair pens. You better run, don't walk! And it is enough of a purchase to have a $5 minimum! :-)
I can't live (or teach) without my sweet tea! I just bought a new iced tea maker for $12.50 today at Kroger, to replace my old one. So excited!
I am always looking for comfortable, cute shoes that don't cause me to take out another mortgage on my house! I want some cute sandals that are relatively flat and not made for 80 year olds. Apparently that is a lot to ask. :-(
(For the record, these aren't comfortable enough, though they are cute and they were only $6! Something about the 4 inch wedge heel makes them not quite appropriate for the classroom!)
Soooooooo... since it is Day 7, I wanted to have one last celebration of my 1 year blogiversary! So I created some Book Basket Labels to replace mine, which are fading and looking a bit old. I thought I would share them with you!
I just added these book basket labels to my Facebook Fan Page. Mine were starting to look a little old and tired, so I created some new ones! I hope you enjoy them- I worked really hard on them! They will be free until next Wednesday- that is one week! If you like them, please feel free to share with your friends!
I do NOT have labels for different authors on the freebie. I don't have permission to use the photos of characters like Junie B. Jones or Chrysanthemum, so I didn't include these labels in the freebie because I don't want to get in trouble. If anybody would like labels for these books that do not feature the actual characters, let me know, and I will be happy to upload them for you! I have created some that have generic characters instead of pictures from the books.
Please make sure you check out Growing Firsties giveaway today! She is giving away 3 31 bags and tons of products from some amazing sellers! Here is the link: http://growingfirsties.blogspot.com/2013/08/extravaganza-day-3.html